How To Create Your Organization Profile

grantwritingSo much information about an organization must be provided in order to apply for a grant. Unfortunately, many organizations are unaware of all that is required.  This is where a grant writer can be a valuable asset.  An experienced grant writer can help your organization compile all the necessary information needed to successfully apply for funding.

A good way to learn about required documentation for grant applications is to use the services provided through As you browse through the different funding opportunities, you will get a good idea of what funders need in order to decide on who wins the grant.    

You can also reach out to for assistance and to connect with experienced grant writers who can help your organization be successful. 

In the meantime, begin to create your organizational profile by compiling the following information and storing it in way that is easily retrievable and reproducible. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is required by most foundations and grant-makers.

  • Agency Mission or Vision Statement
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation
  • Most Recent 501(c)(3) Letter
  • Employee Identification Number (EIN)
  • DUNS Number (Required for all Federal Applications.

And, remember, we at are always happy to help!

Why Do I Need a Professional Grant-Writer?

grant writerGrants can greatly enable a nonprofit organization's ability to provide services, create innovative programs, and fund operations. Finding and winning grants can prove to be a difficult challenge. Finding grant opportunities and preparing proposals takes time and skill. Grant guidelines and requirements can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The biggest challenge of all is that applying for grants is a competition and the competition is stiff.

Professional grant-writers are experienced in the grant-writing process and know what it takes to create a winning proposal. They can assist your organization in understanding the application process and prepare you to be successful. To win a grant, the funder must have confidence that the program being funded is going to successful and sustainable. Professional grant-writers can use their experience to objectively present your program's successes and sustainability and thus increasing your potential for winning the grant.

Most importantly, a professional grant-writer is a member of your team. They are invested in your organization's success and exist to help you help others. They are there to work along side of you as a resource and as one of your biggest supporters. The professionals at have won millions of dollars in grant funds for organization's just like yours. They are knowledgeable of every step of the grant-writing process and are eager to assist you in acquiring the funding you need to continue your success.

GrantWatch Focuses on Veteran Grants

thank you veteransLibby Hikind, CEO and Founder of, remembers celebrating Veterans’ Day as a child, acknowledging her indebtedness to our country’s veterans:

“As a young girl, I remember honoring the brave by decorating my bike with red, white and blue streamers, weaving them in and out through the spokes and handle bars. I proudly rode in our small town parade with family activities culminating at the American Legion Hall.

I am eternally grateful to the men and women who have served our country. I treasure my freedom and I want to say, 'Thank you for the priceless gift.' Veterans, I salute you!”

She has asked her researchers and staff to join in her salute by expanding their search and posting additional grants available for nonprofits serving veterans. 

Grant funders who have the resources to assist the many veteran-serving organizations are encouraged to publicize their grants on the website through the Enter A New Grant portal.

Ms. Hikind has also built a website to lend further support to organizations that have located grants and need assistance in responding to the application (request for proposal). Organizations can Request A Grant Writer and utilize’s services.

GrantWriterTeam is the new innovative online program that Hikind developed to provide organizations with professional grant writers and to provide grant writers with ready-made grant writing opportunities. Grant seekers can go to and request an experienced grant writer to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve.